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Honey with UMF Factor


UMF Factor Manuka Honey

The global market demand for New Zealand Manuka Honey containing approved UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) qualities is growing exponentially.  The only limit on market development is lack of supply.

Having Manuka and other native forestry on your land offers an additional opportunity for lucrative and supplementary income streams.

KLS can:

  1. Act as a purchaser of raw honey
  2. Assist with introductions to other Manuka Honey Producers
  3. Advise as to Manuka Honey and Manuka forestry opportunities and development

What is UMF Honey?

UMF Manuka Honey is a natural means of providing your body's immune system with antioxidant and
anti bacterial support.  Highly sought after for its antibacterial properties, UMF Manuka Honey is produced
by honeybees from New Zealand's native Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium).

The Unique Manuka Factor of Manuka Honey measures the antibacterial activity of the honey.  Each batch is laboratory tested and the Manuka honey's antiseptic potency level measure against a standard reference antiseptic (phenol) to determine its value.  Manuka Honey which is found to have the Unique Manuka Factor is labelled as UMF 5+, UMF 10+ and UMF 15+ accordingly.  UMF 15+ is equivalent to a 15% solution of phenol in terms of antiseptic potency.